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Family Friendly: ‘Alice’ in a natural wonder land at Morton Arboretum

Alice journeys through a real wonderland in Theatre-Hikes’ “Alice in Wonderland,” 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, July 5-27, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle. The actors and audience walk to different areas of the Arboretum for each scene.

“This production being outside is going to add a lot to telling our story,” said Madalyn Mattsey who plays the title character. The setting comes into play immediately when Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a beautiful garden.

Alice is ready for adventure, Mattsey indicated, noting that she is “an extremely inquisitive child. She’s brought up in a proper English family and she is thrown into a crazy, crazy world.”

The actor thinks this classic tale remains popular because, “At the heart of it, it’s about a little girl growing up and making sense of the world. We can all relate to that.”

Tickets are $20, $10 for children; $10 and $5 for members.

For details, call (630) 725-2066 or go to www.mortonarb.org.

LUNCH IS ON THEM

You and your kids, ages 2-10, will have hotdogs, chips and a drink at a free Picnic in the Park, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at Harvester Park, 15 W. 400 Harvester Dr., Burr Ridge. There will also be games and activities. Preregistration is required.

For details, call (630) 920-1969 or go to www.brparks.org.

SPORTING CHANCE

Picture this. There are no numbers on Sports Bingo cards but the game will be the same, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 30 at Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. The family event will be held in the Large Meeting Room and the library promises you have a chance to win “fabulous prizes.”

For details, call (630) 986-1976 or go to www.hinsdalelibrary.info.

DINO MIGHT

Computer-animated dinosaurs are featured in the fascinating family film, “Walking with Dinosaurs.” It will be shown during Wednesday Movie Night, 6 p.m. July 2 at Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St.

For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.

COFFEE AND CARS

Dads will dine on coffee and donuts while their kids play with cars during Things That Go, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, June 28 at Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. Youngsters are sure to have a blast using what the library declares is Hinsdale’s largest Hot Wheels track. Drop in anytime during the event.

For details, call (630) 986-1976 or go to www.hinsdalelibrary.info.

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